Pairing: S/X, W/O, B/R
Rating: NC17 (Graphic Violence, Character Deaths)
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: A killer is hunting the teens of Sunnydale High, killing them one by one in their dreams.
Warnings/Spoilers: A rip off from all the Freddy Movies, does not belong to me. Please don’t sue! Italics indicate dreaming. Also if you haven’t watched any of the movies be warned the ending is always lame, so be warned now.
Beta’d by: Dragonfly_64
“You actually want us to believe that some crazy guy from our dreams is trying to kill us?” Buffy sat on the floor of Xander’s bedroom. “Do you know how crazy that sounds?”
“Trust me, we know,” Xander answered. “But what other explanation is there that we’ve all dreamed of the same guy?”
Buffy just bit her lip with no answer.
Riley shook his head, “You are both crazy. Your dreams can’t kill you! Besides I haven’t been having any dreams of this guy. It’s just a coincidence.”
“Actually there have been studies saying if you die in your dreams you could die for real,” Oz offered. He wasn’t about to dismiss the idea of this stranger being able to kill them in their sleep. If he was known for one thing, it was being open-minded.
“What do we do?” Willow asked. “I mean, who is this guy?”
“The only thing I know is that is name is Kruger. It’s in that bloody song those kids constantly sing.” Spike paced the length of the room; he had been doing that a lot lately. Both Buffy and Riley seemed to refuse the fact that this could even be possible. Willow seemed to at least accept the possibility along with Oz who was considering the possibility.
Willow’s brow wrinkled the way as it always did when she was thinking. Without a word she pulled out her laptop and started it up. Once everything was loaded she opened the internet and typed in Google.
“What are you looking for?” Oz asked resting his head on Willows’ shoulder.
“We know the guy’s last name right?” Willow asked not expecting an answer. “What if this guy is real?”
Buffy looked up from her nails, “You think this guy is alive?”
“Not alive, but maybe dead?” Willow suggested as she typed in the last name. A dozen sites came up. Biting her lip she opened the first one and set off reading the article. “Oh my god,” She gasped.
Oz read over his girlfriend’s shoulder, his eyes widening. “We found our guy, Angelus Kruger. It says he was a serial killer. He would take kids to torture before killing them, and not much of a surprise, he used knives.”
“That explains the knives for fingers he has going on.” Xander replied. So the guy was real. “Is he dead?”
“Yeah, he was found not guilty on all accounts of murder. Apparently the jurors were a bunch of morons. They had more than enough proof to convict.” Willow said, guessing that none of the jurors had kids. “The parents were so upset that they went after him themselves. They found him at a cabin in the woods where he was hiding out. It says here they threw bottles of gasoline through the windows before lighting a match and tossing it in. It ignited instantly; his screams could be heard for miles. They just stood and watched until the whole thing crumbled.” Willow finished before looking up at her friends.
The group remained quiet, absorbing what they just found out. The guy was actually real? But dead and now hunting them in their dreams? That was just insane! “What year was this?” Spike asked trying to put all the pieces together.
“Uh…” Willow continued to scroll through the article. “1984.”
Buffy stood and grabbed her backpack. “Where are you going?” Spike demanded to know. How could she just walk away knowing some pissed off guy was going to kill them?
“This is crazy! I can’t believe you guys are actually falling for this.” Buffy said with disgust. “Riley, will you walk me home?”
“Yeah, I’m done listening to this.” Riley took Buffy’s hand guiding her out from all the craziness.
Xander stood as well, “You guys, we just found out this guy was real!”
Buffy shook her head, “That doesn’t mean anything; maybe we’ve heard of him and forgot.” She called back as she left with her boyfriend.
Willow shut down her laptop before putting it into her bag, “I should get going, too. I’m working at the veterinarian clinic and I’m already late.” She said and turned to Oz, “Want to walk me?”
“Yeah, surprisingly I’m not too eager to be alone right now,” Oz nodded a goodbye to Spike and Xander before leaving with Willow.
Xander flopped onto his bed and sighed. “Well that was productive,” he said sarcastically.
“We have more information then we did before right?” Spike sat beside Xander. He placed a hand on Xander’s knee giving it a reassuring squeeze. “This guy is scary but maybe there’s a way to stop him.”
“He’s going to kill again,” Xander stated the obvious.
Spike nodded, “We’ll just have to find an answer fast then.”
Xander sat back up looking at Spike. A killer was on the loose in their dreams and he could die tonight. He decided if he wanted to let Spike know how he felt he should do it now before something happened and he would regret it. Xander placed his hand on Spike’s sharp cheek bone, not moving. He wanted to give Spike the chance to pull away.
Spike sat still as Xander touched his cheek, he was sure what was going to come next but he wasn’t going to take the lead in case he was misunderstanding the situation. Holding his breath as Xander leaned in, he decided to meet Xander half way. Their lips met and couldn’t help the gasp that escaped him. Xander’s lips were softer then he imagined.
Xander moaned into the kiss and pushed Spike onto his back and climbed on top of him all without losing contact. His hands massaged Spike’s scalp, he was surprised at how soft his hair was, and it looked hard from all the products that Spike obviously used.
Turning his head Spike took a deep breath, he looked back at Xander his eyes wild, “I have to say this is a surprise.”
“For you, yes,” Xander chuckled. “You do realise everyone in school knows I’ve been crushing on you since last year.”
“Really?” Spike had no idea that Xander had remotely any feelings for him like that. “I guess I’m a little slow on the up take.”
Xander laughed, “Obviously.” He sobered up and climbed off of Spike, “So what are we going to do about this Angelus guy?”
“I’ll do some more research tonight see if I can find anything.” Spike said stretching before getting off the bed. “I’ll let you know at school tomorrow if I find anything.”
“Yeah, alright.” Xander said walking Spike outside. “Just do me a favour will you?”
Spike tilted his head. “What’s that?”
“Be careful tonight.” Xander said.
“You too luv,” A quick peck on the lips and Spike left determined to find out what was going on.